In a press conference, on the eve of the Ajax-OM game in the Europa League, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang expressed his desire to “focus” on the game despite the crisis with the managers and the departure of Marcelino.
“It’s definitely one hell of a storm.” Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang assumed his status as dressing room manager in Amsterdam on Wednesday at a press conference, answering questions about the crisis at Olympique de Marseille. A few hours after the official announcement of Marcelino’s departure, the Gabonese forward assured that the players were making sure to concentrate on Thursday’s clash (9pm) against Ajax in the Europa League.
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“It is certain that there is a special context”
“For now we are thinking about the match. That is the most important thing, we have to focus on it. What we expect from us, footballers, are results on the pitch. That is the only thing we can do at the moment (…) It is certain that it’s a special context. As I said, the priority must be to concentrate on tomorrow’s game. Of course, it’s not easy. We’re human, we think about that too.”
“I’m not going to detail what we say to each other,” he added, when asked how the dressing room is reacting to the latest twists and turns in this affair. “The key word for us is the game? Winning is what interests us. (…) We are OM, we represent this club, we have to play well, win games,” continued Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Asked if he possibly had a word for Pablo Longoria and the departing managers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also showed discretion: “What we say to each other, I think it has to remain between us. Everything that is in the dressing room, between us and the leaders, that worries us.”